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The Bakken Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great place to explore with kids

The Bakken museum allows to explore the history of electricity and electromagnetism in a fun way... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
elesha52
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fun place to spend an hour

The exhibits were super interesting, especially the garden. It was cool to see what plants were... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
hotelguy_12
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Located on the shore of Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis, The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place. A beautiful Gothic and Tudor...more
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Hi, I recently visit this museum with other students that are young. I loved the tour and products available for tourists to experience, however , I felt the customer service could be better. I didn’t like it how kids were bunched into one lounge that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Noel C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Simpleeme88 thank you so much for your feedback. We will bring this information to our team in charge of school tours and see how we can better serve large groups of students in the future. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Bakken museum allows to explore the history of electricity and electromagnetism in a fun way, appealing to children. The exhibits pesent not just the science center, but the social aspect of electricity - the use of it in medicine. The building itself is quite...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

The exhibits were super interesting, especially the garden. It was cool to see what plants were used in everyday medicines. The Mary Shelley exhibit was also well done. The museum was on the small side. If I had not been an ASTC member and paid...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hotelguy_12
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We loved our time at the Bakken Museum. Every room has multiple interactive exhibits. They also have a pretty garden on the upper level you can walk through. The Frankenstein exhibit was fun but the static electricity exhibit was a bust. The staff were extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I signed up my teenaged student for a week long camp at the Bakken museum. We signed up a little late but they were very accommodating and got responded to my email very quickly. Unfortunately, the camp was not a great fit for my student's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The Bakken Museum was way more fun than I expected. The only downfall was we arrived when the museum was full of school groups so we kept getting in the way and had to view the museum out of order. It would have been great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

I can't believe I have lived in the Twin Cities most of my life and had not been here before. My 10 year old son LOVED it! Impressive architecture, great history of the Twin Cities in addition to the hands-on science. We were there on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Unique museum with interactive displays for children and adults. Some special exhibits. Learn about electricity and electrically stimulating medical devices like pacemakers. A great venue to hold a special event. The staff was wonderful and very helpful to make our event an enjoyable success. Our...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Went on a school field trip with 4th graders. Great experience! We spent part of our morning in a classroom learning about electricity--a little history, then some experiments--which the kids loved. Then we spent some time in the museum learning about its founder and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank smega9
Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your visit! We are glad to hear you had a good time, we hope you visit again!

Reviewed February 11, 2018

Our son is an electrical engineer and loved this place. It has lots and lots of hands-on machines that were fun even for us adults. I would love to return in the summertime to walk all the gardens. A good activity for anyone on a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MinaHKerr
Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you back in the summer for a walk on the green roof or a stroll through the garden!

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Response from thebakkenmuseum | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out - The Bakken Museum has a wide range of attractions and exhibits to keep the tiniest tots and adults entertained. We aim to keep all ages interested. More information about exhibits can be found on... More
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Eileen F
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Thanks for the question! Our regular hours are always kept up-to-date on our website under the "visit" tab
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